Age calculated at 31 December in the year prior to the reference year
|Field name:||AGE AT 31/12/YYYY-1|
|Element name:||Age code|
|Units:||Code (numeric), right justified, with a leading zero if needed|
|00||Student is born before 1900 or age is unknown||If (VAL (E550 (Reference Year)) minus VAL (four left‑most characters of E314 (Date if birth)) minus 1) < 12 or > 99|
|12 to 99||Age||A value calculated thus: VAL (E550 (Reference year)) minus VAL (four leftmost characters of E314 (Date of birth)) minus 1|
E550 = "1989"
E314 = "19590305"
E913 = "29"
- 1st 4 digits - Year sub‑field (e.g. 1986)
- 2nd 2 digits - Month sub‑field (e.g. 09)
- 3rd 2 digits - Day sub‑field (e.g. 01)
This element is not used in files provided to the department by universities; it is a "derived" element used in the department's output datasets.